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Our reunion registrants as of March 19:

Member Name  
Allan, Barbara  
Andrews, Carolyn  
Bataille-Hastings, Jane  
Berkey, Ann  
Beth, Eleanor  
Blackwood, Jill  
Blackwood, Robert (guest of Blackwood, Jill)  
Booth, Louise  
Brethauer, Jill  
Broderick, Lorraine  
Brown-Wagner, Marie  
Bryan, Trevor (guest of Bryan, Violet)  
Bryan, Violet  
Buhr, Jean  
Buhr, Robert (guest of Buhr, Jean)  
Church, Charlotte  
Clark, Holly  
Clark, Holly  
Decker, Claire  
Decyk, Betsy  
Decyk, Viktor (guest of Decyk, Betsy)  
Disenhaus, Helen  
Driscoll, Brian (guest of Disenhaus, Helen)  
Falsey, Susan  
Farran, Jane  
Farran, William (guest of Farran, Jane)  
Fellows, Katherine  
Frank, Patricia  
Goodwin, James (guest of Goodwin, Linda)  
Goodwin, Linda  
Gould, Elizabeth  
Gould, Geoffrey (guest of Gould, Elizabeth)  
Graves, Linda  
Graves, Peter (guest of Graves, Linda)  
Greenspan, Nancy  
Gross, Marjorie  
Groulx, Judith  
Guelich, Julie  
Guelich, Robert (guest of Guelich, Julie)  
Hadden, Rebecca  
Hanford, Kathleen  
Heiss, Arleen  
Heiss, Robert (guest of Heiss, Arleen)  
Hirzy, Ellen  
Imboden, Kathryn  
Jacobus, Caroline  
Kendall, Katherine  
Kennedy, Joan  
Khodabakhshi, Susan  
Kofron, Elizabeth  
   
Kohler, Susan  
Kunz, Ann  
Kurz, Christopher (guest of Kurz, Deborah)  
Kurz, Deborah  
Lewis, Linda  
Lorenzo, Sharon  
Lornell, Randi  
Melconian, Linda  
Merritt, Dorothy  
Millman, Lorrie  
Mitchell, Patricia  
Mohn, Christine  
Monks, Barbara  
Morrone, Enid  
Olson, Jean  
Parkinson, Karen  
Phinney, Mary  
Pollak, Jane  
Rawson, Bob (guest of Rawson, Judy)  
Rawson, Judy  
Rossmann, Susan  
Sabatini, Jane  
Sabatini, Mario (guest of Sabatini, Jane)  
Schwarzfeld, Jamie  
Schweiger, Diane  
Seiver, Barbara  
Sherman, Merrill  
Shively, Gretchen  
Stanley, Mary  
Thiele, Pamela  
Thomison, Robert (guest of Andrews, Carolyn)  
Tschann, Antoinette  
Van Citters, Louisa  
VanLear, Robin  
VanLent, Anne  
Weinberger, Linda  
Wesp, Anne  

Letter from Barbara Cooke Monks, Reunion Co-Chair

We all are horribly concerned about the COVID-19 outbreak and how it affects Reunion. The Reunion Committee is in constant communication with the Alumnae Asssociation and also is monitoring the workings of the Emergency Task Force on campus through its website: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/health/coronavirus. We are more than 2 months out from reunion and need to step back and make sure that we all are taking all precautions to be well. The situation is changing by the minute and we are assailed on every front with information true and false. Stay positive! It’s good for your immune system! There still is time to make changes. In the meantime, as the planning continues, be aware that the registration fees are refundable and that the airlines are refunding reservations.

Read about the plans for the 50th Reunion, May 14-17 2020!

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50th Reunion — Still Uncommon After All These Years
Thursday, May 14 – Sunday, May 17, 2020

Dear Classmates,

Our 50th reunion will be a four-day celebration, with many opportunities for our class to reconnect, reflect, and rejoice together as we think about how we’ve been shaped by the uncommon times of our college years and the years since. We’re already working on our reunion book — a portrait of who we were, who we’ve become, and how we’re launching this next phase of our lives. We hope to hear from every one of you, and the electronic options make it easier than ever to contribute.

Here’s how we invite you to participate now:

  1. Complete our class survey using this link. This should take about 20 minutes. Your responses are confidential. We’ll summarize the results in the reunion book and use them to create Alumnae Parade signs.
  2. Share your reflections for publication in our reunion book. As always, the book will include personal pages from class members. See the guidelines for electronic submissions below.

Please respond as soon as possible. The deadline is January 31, 2020.

Writing Your Personal Page

Think of this page as a conversation with the still-uncommon women of our class — a roommate you haven’t seen for decades, class members you’ve gotten to know at reunions, people you’ve never met, even friends you’re in touch with today. Reflect on your accomplishments, challenges, lessons learned, roads taken and not taken, and perspectives on the future. What you say is up to you. We also invite you to add short answers to these two questions: What have been the defining moments or turning points in your life? What has been the biggest surprise in the way your life has unfolded?

The Details

  • Microsoft Word documents are preferred. You may also use Pages, Google Docs or text typed in the body of an email. No PDF files, please.
  • At the top of the document, provide your name today, name at graduation, physical address, email address, and phone number. If you’d prefer not to publish contact information, please let us know.
  • Write up to 300 words. If you write more, we may need to edit for length.
  • Send your document, along with a current personal photo (JPG file), to Ellen Cochran Hirzy, reunion book editor.

 
Sharing Your Photos

Do you have photos we could use to illustrate the reunion book — our college years, reunions and mini-reunions, informal gatherings of MHC friends? Please scan and send them as JPG files (no PDFs) to Ellen Hirzy. In your email, include your full name and a few words to identify each photo.

To receive your book, come to reunion and pick it up in person! The cost is included in registration. If you’re registering on campus, a limited number of copies will be available. If you’re not able to attend, you can order a copy. You’ll receive ordering information in a class e-blast early next year.

Questions? Write to Ellen Hirzy if you have questions about any part of this process.

This fall, we’ll be in touch with more details about reunion plans. Remember: There’s no reunion without you! Come to participate and interact, come to remember, or come to satisfy your curiosity. But most of all, just come.

Barbara Cooke Monks
Jane Hiller Farran
Yvonne Watford-McKinney
Reunion Co-Chairs

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It’s for real!  Our 50th reunion will happen May 14-17, 2020, thanks to the planning of these Uncommon Women: Barbara Cooke Monks, Jane Hiller Farran, Martha Doolittle McIver, Jill Brethauer, Mary Phinney, Ellen Cochran Hirzy, Judy Leno Case, Helen Diesenhaus’ Susan Ellis, Arleen McGrath Heiss, Katy Hart, and Jean Olson ( click on the picture and it will enlarge). And here is a letter from our reunion co-chairs

Dear Classmates,

Do you have a hankering for milk and crackers?  And do you want to find out what the “Fimbel Makerspace” is or enjoy gazing at the Chihuly sculpture in the Library Atrium or check out the snacks at “Super Blanch”?! This May (14th until the 17th) is the big celebration for our 50th reunion. It will be a wonderful chance to reconnect, celebrate, remember friends no longer with us and to have a great time together. The campus has grown and changed since we graduated, and we have too. MHC is still beautiful and it is well-equipped to meet the challenges of an education today. Come and see for yourself!

Our reunion committee has been hard at work and is committed to bringing you a fun and affordable weekend. So far, we have planned a lot of class events that are additional to the Alumnae Association events: classmate-led panel discussions, a morning walk around Upper Lake on the Sustainability Boardwalk, a gala class dinner followed by a DJ playing “our” music for dancing, breakfast with Sonya Stephens, College President, and many others. The complete schedule will be sent out with reunion registration materials in February.

  • Email our reunion chairs (listed below) with your ideas and your willingness to serve on a committee (volunteers receive snazzy red t-shirts designed by Barb for this reunion!)
  • Send news to our Class Scribes, Ellen Cochran Hirzy and Diane Mayer Murphy
  • Check out our Facebook page and class website
  • Send names for future class officers to the Chair of the Nominating Committee: Arleen McGrath Heiss
  • Complete your class survey and prepare your individual page for the class book. These two items are due December 1st.
  • Pat Sobers Mitchell will be leading the Memorial Service and would like to include music as part of the ceremony honoring our deceased classmates. Please contact her directly if you would like to offer your musical gifts individually or as part of a group at the service. Both vocal and instrumental music contributions are welcome. The service will be held outdoors on Mary Woolley Green (weather permitting). You can email Pator call/text her at 914-419-0800. 

Our 50th reunion gift co-chairs, Susan Ellis, Martha Doolittle McIver, and Jean Olsen are pleased with the progress we’ve made towards our class gift goal. So far, 58% of our class have contributed to Mount Holyoke in honor of our 50th reunion. Our goal is to achieve 70% participation.

Reunion registration opens March 1. We’re excited to announce that the Alumnae Association has made some changes to the overall costs of Reunion after listening to feedback from alums over the past few years. In addition to lowering registration fees for our class from $150.00 to $110.00, there are Saturday packages to choose from, helping to make Reunion more accessible for everyone. 

Attending our entire reunion weekend normally costs about $380 for the events, meals, and accommodations.  We are very conscious that budgets can be tight, and we are working to make attending our reunion affordable for all of our classmates. The more of us who come, the more old (and new!) friends we will all find. If anyone is worried that getting around campus is more of a challenge than it was 50 years ago, we will have mini-buses, vans and golf carts to get us to and from the various events as well as accessible accommodations.

Before registration for reunion opens in March, go to the Alumnae Association and update your information. While there, you can bookmark the reunion site. That is where the schedule of events for our reunion will first be posted.  

All of us who are already working on our reunion REALLY want to see you this May. It’s really not o-u-r reunion without u in it! Call or email your MHC friends—get a group to come. We can make this the reunion we all want and such a great time together!

We’re hoping to see you in May!

Jane Hiller Farran
Yvonne Watford McKinney
Barbara Cooke Monks 

 

 

 

Letters from our Class President, Ann Richardson Berkey

July 2019

Dear Classmates:

The Class of 1969, formerly our Sophomore “elves”, just celebrated their 50th reunion on campus in May, and WE ARE NEXT! I hope you are making plans to join classmates, both old and new friends, for several memorable days together next May 2020.

Still Uncommon After All These Years: 

Our 50th reunion theme (above) and the dates we should all plan to be in South Hadley are hopefully on your calendar: Thursday, May 14 to Sunday, May 17, 2020! 

Your class board and reunion committee are deep into planning for those 4 days and we would love your ideas and involvement in making this the best 50th reunion ever! Our preliminary reunion weekend activities were listed in the March e-blast that all of you should have received. Please let me know if it did not pop up in your email and I will resend it to you. 

A couple of quick reminders:
1) We are looking for classmates who are authors and/or artists so we can highlight your work! Please send us your names or the names of classmates who have created art and/or written books. Our plan is to display photos of art in our reunion HQ dorm and perhaps books as well.
2) Topics under consideration for discussion in small and larger groups were also listed in our March e-blast. We would really appreciate your feedback and/or interest in attending or even moderating any of them!
3) Special requests for group physical activities? Walks? Yoga? Tennis or golf? We need a volunteer coordinator for athletic adventures.
4) Do you have a recommendation for a “common read” that we can discuss at reunion?
5) The Nominating Committee will be presenting a slate of officers for election at our reunion class meeting. We would appreciate your recommendations and hope you will consider including your own name!
6) We need volunteers for many reunion committees: Hospitality, Athletic Planning, Alumnae Parade, Memorial Service. This is a fun way to re-engage with classmates. Please let us know if you would be willing to help! 

To provide feedback and/or support in any of these areas, please reach out to our program chairs: 
Arleen McGrath Heiss 
Helen Disenhaus 

Or our reunion chairs:
Barbara Cooke Monks
Jane Hiller Farran
Yvonne Watford-McKinney

Reconnecting:

Boston area: Jean Olson and Barbara Kwetz Allan hosted a gathering with 11 other classmates at Jean’s home in Concord, MA in early June. Present were Linda Morehous Goodwin, Cindy Farkas Levinson, Becky Saylor Hadden, Marcia Peters, Stephanie Stiles, Stephanie Williston, Mary Phinney, Susan Hill McGinnis, Donna Wlodkoski Economou, Jill Blum Sherman and Susan Ellis. As Jean and Barb noted: “Spending time with classmates was a blast. Good conversations and smiles as we reminisced and reconnected. In between all the chatter, we sipped California wines, indulged in local tasty cheeses, grazed on a variety of other dishes and finished off with brownies from Becky and chocolate chip meringue cookies from Susan Ellis. The conversation was wonderful, a delightful preview of our coming reunion. We may host another gathering in the fall to allow others on our guest list (100 classmates within a 90-mile radius of Concord) to attend….”              

San Francisco area: I plan to host a brunch at my home in the Oakland Hills on Saturday, August 24, 2019, 11am – 2pm. Invitations will be sent by email to those of you in California, but I would be delighted to see any of you who may be traveling to the Bay Area at that time. Please mark your calendar and let me know if you can join us: ann.berkey@gmail.com.

MHC Archives:

Are you downsizing or just cleaning out files, drawers and boxes? The Archives is looking for memorabilia from our years on campus, specifically photos, course syllabi, event programs, documentation of student organizations, class rings or other MHC-related jewelry, scrapbooks, and class newsletters. Information as to where and how to send it to them will be detailed in our fall newsletter. We will also plan to have a drop off “box” at reunion for those of you who can bring the items with you.

Junior Show:

Do you remember ours? We Could Save The World or Lighten Up, Get Yourself Together! Several members of our class attended this spring’s Junior Show, put on by our “Connections Class” of 2020. Their theme? Sadley Night Live, a takeoff on Saturday Night Live. Thanks to Carol Verberg, Judy Leno Case, Jean Olson, Linda Phelps Graves and Linda Morehous Goodwin who wrote a “copy”, created a slide show and shared material with them, the junior class included vignettes in their show from our years at MHC as well… 50 years later!

50th Reunion Class Gift

We are all working together on our 50th Reunion Class Gift to the College, and we are very grateful to those of you who are both continuing and new supporters of The Mount Holyoke Fund! The graphs below illustrate the growth of the funds raised and the increase in our class participation rate. As you know, gifts to The Mount Holyoke Fund go to work immediately to support the College and programs for students, including our own “Connections Class” of 2020.  

We are recruiting additional class agents for this year to help reach out to our classmates as we strive to exceed a 70% (for 1970!) participation rate. Please contact Susan Ellis or Martha Doolittle McIver if you can help. 

Why Come to Reunion? A message from Katy Hart, our class VP…

“There are probably as many reasons to attend our 50th as there are members of our class. We each have personal motivations that influence our decision. For me, it is our unique stories; where did we go and what did we do? At our mini-reunion in Monterey, CA, I was fascinated to discover how diverse our experiences have been. However, there are also social and institutional reasons to attend. This morning I read the painful news report of another small liberal arts college (Newbury in Newton, Mass.) that has closed its doors. I don’t think MHC is in danger, but the liberal arts are certainly suffering. It is difficult to defend them on purely economic terms. They teach, however, something that I consider very valuable to our social and economic success; that learning is a continuous process, that nothing happens in a vacuum and that we need to consider the impact of our actions on the lives of people near and far. So, for me, returning to MHC for our 50th Reunion is an affirmation of the social and economic value of a liberal arts education.”

Staying Connected

Our Class Webpage: http://new.alumnae.mtholyoke.edu/1970

Facebook: Keep up with news of your classmates! We have our own class Facebook page: Mount Holyoke Class of 70. You can also contact Jill Vollmer Blackwood to join. 

Deadline for Class Notes in the Quarterly: July 15.
 Please send your news to Diane Mayer Murphy or Ellen Cochran Hirzy.

Alumnae Directory: Please make sure your email address in the Alumnae Directory is current! You can select the type of mailings you want to receive. Most importantly, we do not want you to miss any of our reunion planning updates.

I hope to reconnect with many of you as I continue my travels around the country and encourage all of you to do the same. Check out past photos and meetings I have had with classmates on our website or just send me an email to let me know how you are doing. Thank you for staying in touch; my goal is for all of us to reconnect or remain connected in this phase of our lives. We have much to share.

Warm wishes to all of you for a summer of good health, new adventures, special moments with family and friends, and joy in living!

Ann

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March 2019

Dear Classmates:

We are using our once/year Alumnae Association funded mailing to get this newsletter out to all of you, even those for whom we do not have any email addresses. A gentle reminder, please: our 50th reunion is only 15 months away. Please provide your email address on the Alumnae Association website so you won’t miss any of our reunion updates.

Still Uncommon After All These Years:

Our 50th reunion theme (above) and the dates we should all plan to be in South Hadley are now finalized: Thursday, May 14 to Sunday, May 17, 2020.  Please mark your calendars!

Your class board and reunion committee want this to be the ideal reunion that you and all of our classmates will be eager to attend. So here are some of the preliminary ’70 activities planned, which are in addition to campus-wide Reunion I events.

Thursday: Following our Welcome New Alumnae Ceremony with the senior class, we will have a kick-off dinner that you won’t want to miss in a private room in the new Dining Commons, aka “SuperBlanch.”  We have invited a terrific faculty member to speak, who was the unanimous choice of those of us who heard him at the fall planning conference.

Friday: We are hoping to highlight the literary and artistic achievements of our classmates during the weekend. One possibility is to have a panel of class authors at our Friday luncheon. If you would like to participate, please let us know. We will also have space to display photographs of your art projects, and hope to schedule some special class event at the Art Building. The Alumnae Association and the Office of Advancement will host us for dinner that evening at Willits-Hallowell Conference Center.

Saturday: There will be time to meet as a class to elect officers and, especially, to remember our classmates who have died. In addition to the Alumnae Parade and Picnic, we will have a special 50th reunion class dinner that night in Chapin.

Under consideration for Friday and Saturday are both general and smaller group discussions, some of which will occur in our Class HQ dorm. Topics that have been mentioned include:

  • Still Uncommon After All These Years: what does that mean?
  • A Book Group session either focusing on a book announcement in advance (suggestions?) and/or on sharing recommendations
  • Travel: both sharing experiences and info and meeting possible future travel companions
  • Diversity at MHC: Then and Now
  • Health Issues and Finding Answers
  • Embracing Change and the Next Phase of our Lives
  • Dealing with Loss
  • The Writing Life
  • Creating Art
  • Downsizing Joyfully
  • Whereto Next (Relocating)
  • Sharing Our Stories…or just friendly chat
  • Future Class Activities: online book discussions, mini-reunions, local gatherings

Do any of these interest you? Do you have other suggestions? Would you be willing to moderate a small group?

We also want to ensure that there are opportunities for physical activity for classmates and their guests at the gym, on the tennis courts and golf course, as well as free time to just experience the beauty of our campus in May (we hope without the snow we had on the last day of our final exams in 1967!).  What activities interest you? What else would you like to see included?

As you can tell, we are continuing to think through ideas for substantive andfun activities that will appeal to all of you, so please reach out to our program chairs (Arleen McGrath Heiss and Helen Disenhaus) with an offer to get involved and/or to help generate or execute ideas!

Also available are our three reunion chairs:
Barbara Cooke Monks
Jane Hiller Farran
Yvonne Watford-McKinney

Alumnae Awards:

In preparation for our 2020 reunion, we all have the opportunity to recommend one or more classmates for an Alumnae Award. The awards are made in two categories: internal and external. The internal ones are for service to the College, the class and/or the Alumnae Association. The external awards are for professional or community services. All professions have changed radically since we graduated and many of us have been part of that revolution. The community service given by just a few of the women we know from our class is impressive. So please consider making one or more recommendations!

There are two links: one to the alumnae page describing the awards and one to our class website listing previous award winners. The alumnae page includes a link to submit a recommendation. All recommendations must be submitted by July 1, 2019.

50th Reunion Class Gift

A part of our reunion involves our 50th Reunion Class Gift, which represents the sum of our financial contributions to the College since our 45th reunion. It includes our annual gifts to the Mount Holyoke Fund as well as other forms of donations such as endowments and bequests. The total is important, and so is the participation rate. We are excited to share that, to date, 55% of our class has committed to donate!

Every three new donors or pledges raise our graphic up another point. We would like to increase our participation rate to at least 70% …for the Class of 1970, of course! Our current year’s MHFund participation rate of only 28% will hopefully be boosted by classmates who responded to the College’s FebruMary Challenge and others who make new gifts this spring to support those uncommon women who have come after us.

We are very grateful for your support in this endeavor!

Class of 1970 Dues

Dues to our class are separate and apart from any contributions you are making to the College. Jill Brethauer, our Class Treasurer, hopes to collect dues from more classmates to fund class mailings and reunion “extras,” including scholarships for classmates who cannot otherwise afford to attend. Checks should be sent to Jill at 4046 Dickey Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044. The amount requested is $20/year or $100 for the five years between reunions. If you have questions about whether you have given, please contact Jill. Thank you!

Staying Connected

With special thanks to Holly Harkness Clark for her thoughts about reconnecting with classmates:

“I participated in the DC mini reunion and it was outstanding in both programming and in opportunities for conversations and for sharing life experiences with classmates.  I attended solo from afar (Colorado!) and felt at home with others from our class, both familiar and new acquaintances.  It was invigorating and inspirational to hear about our unique journeys, choices and struggles since our shared South Hadley days.  I am looking forward to a continuation of this sharing at the 50th reunion!”

And thank you to Sharon Murray Lorenzo who has written a wonderful profile on Nancy Thorndike Greenspan, which is attached here and also available on our class Facebook page and our class website.  Thank you, Sharon and Nancy!

Our class webpage: new.alumnae.mtholyoke.edu/1970

Facebook:  Keep up with news of your classmates! We have our own class Facebook page: Mount Holyoke Class of 70. You can also contact Jill Vollmer Blackwood to join.

Deadline for Class Notes in the Quarterly: April 15.  Please send your news to Diane Mayer Murphy or Ellen Cochran Hirzy.

Alumnae Association website: Check out “Find Your People” and add or update your email address! You can select the type of emails you would like to receive. 
 
I hope to reconnect with many of you as I continue my travels around the country! Check out past photos and meetings I have had with classmates on our website.

As spring begins to peek around the corner and we emerge from winter clothes and hours of darkness, I wish each of you good health and opportunities for new adventures!  

Ann

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50 Reasons to Attend Our 50th Mount Holyoke College Reunion: May 14-17, 2020

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50 Reasons to Attend Our 50th Mount Holyoke College Reunion
Because you can . . .
1. Enjoy your first Mount Holyoke reunion
2. Continue your own tradition of always coming to reunion
3. Celebrate our 50th, even if you haven’t been to every one
4. Be energized and inspired by extraordinary and intelligent women
5. See old friends
6. Meet new friends—the classmates you didn’t even know in college
7. Look for like-minded travel companions
8. Share advice and stories about moving into the next stage of our lives
9. Remember classmates who are no longer with us
10. Talk about significant issues of the day
11. Find support from friends for challenging life transitions
12. Meet the brave spouses and partners who have embraced MHC
13. Say yes to a personal invitation from a classmate who is helping with reunion     efforts
14. Make a confidential request for financial assistance to cover reunion expenses
15. Talk with President Sonya Stephens at the reception just for us at the President’s House
16. Enjoy the great dining options in the Dining Commons in “Super Blanch”—the new Community Center
17. See the shimmering Dale Chihuly sculpture in the Library atrium
18. Take a walk around Upper Lake—a living laboratory for the MHC Restoration Ecology Program’s Project Stream
19. Indulge in the official MHC ice cream flavor—M&C’s
20. Acquire that Mount Holyoke t-shirt or mug you’ve been craving.
21. Experience the Art Museum’s collection and latest exhibition
22. Explore new and renewed campus buildings, and learn about MHC’s Environmentally Responsible Building program.
23. Visit MHC’s cultural gathering spaces—Betty Shabazz Cultural Center (the oldest, founded in 1968), Jeannette Marks Cultural Center, Zowie Banteah Center, Asian Center for Empowerment, and Eliana Ortega Center
24. Gaze at evening skies from Williston Observatory (the oldest academic building on
campus, by the way)
25. Marvel at the towering copper beech tree, still standing next to Dwight
26. Take in the beauty of the campus from an Adirondack chair on Skinner Green
27. Hear the familiar sound of the Westminster chimes in the Mary Lyon Hall clock tower
28. Discover how ideas are becoming reality in the Fimbel Maker and Innovation Lab
29. Take a tour of the President’s House
30. Canoe on Upper Lake again
31. Visit your library carrel
32. Get over the fact that you didn’t do well in organic chemistry
33. Go uptown to the Odyssey Bookshop—also home of the Campus Store
34. Find our class tree
35. Relax with tai chi every morning
36. Play a round of golf at The Orchards
37. Take a guided tour of the Talcott Greenhouse (and buy a plant on Sunday)
38. Talk with our Connections class of 2020 about their MHC experience
39. Meet our class artists and authors
40. Attend Back-to-Class sessions taught by MHC faculty members
41. Identify with reunion parade signs that tell our “uncommon women” story
42. Line the path to the laurel chain draped on Mary Lyon’s grave, sing “Bread and Roses,” and send graduates off to take on the world
43. Welcome our Connections class of 2020 to the Alumnae Association with blue lion scarves in a scarfing ceremony
44. Sing the Alma Mater at the Alumnae Association annual meeting—but which version?
45. Experience a Japanese tea ceremony at the traditional teahouse in Eliot House.
46. Attend department at-homes on Saturday afternoon
47. Sing with other alumnae in the Commencement Concert—or listen from the audience.
48. Hear our featured speaker on Thursday night—Jon Western, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
49. Experience this once-in-a-lifetime event
50. Know that there’s no reunion without you!
Still Uncommon After All These Years!

Thursday, May 14–Sunday, May 17, 2020